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Hostelling International - New York

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  • Excellent48%
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Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The moment I walked into this hostel I felt I had wasted my time using airbnb! The rooms are clean, the staff are nice and the facilities are great. Everything you need in a good neighbourhood. The only downside is that the fan/air con in...More

4  Thank Elskan M
Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New YorkResponded July 2, 2015

We are so happy that you got to compare different experiences during your travels in NYC. Airbnb has its charms, while hostels offer their own atmosphere. Thank you very much for choosing our NYC location for sharing this great feedback.

Reviewed June 19, 2015

Ideal Hostel for stopping. Showers were clean and rooms were basic as you would expect but if your looking to stay in New York for value for money there is no better place. The cafe is great there aswell I will stay again

2  Thank Jonny S
Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New YorkResponded July 2, 2015

We look forward to your next stay! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing our NYC location.

Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Ok hostel and friendly travelers. The area where located looks a bit ghetto. Some staff are cool it's like hit and miss. Beds are comfortable and showers are clean . That is the most important thing for me sleep and bath. You can tell what...More

Thank Josephine R
Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New YorkResponded June 21, 2015

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We hope we exceeded your expectations. Please be sure to visit us again soon and contact our staff directly if there is anything we can provide for you in the future. Safe travels!

Reviewed June 9, 2015

I stayed here for three nights when attending a conference at Columbia. It was my first stay at a hostel, so I was expecting the worst, but I was blown away at how clean and modern the hostel was. The bathrooms were new and spotless,...More

1  Thank C L
Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New YorkResponded June 21, 2015

We appreciate hearing about your stay and how your were apprehensive at first about staying in a hostel. Our staff is very pleased to hear that it all turned out to be an enjoyable experience. Thank you for your suggestion about assigning dorms based on...More

Reviewed June 8, 2015

Convenient location a few blocks away from Central Park and a short walk from the subway at 103rd and Broadway. Very extensive and well maintained common areas, beds and toilets are clean. Doesn't have the same hostel feel as some other places, but a still...More

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Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New YorkResponded June 21, 2015

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We appreciate hearing your feedback and encourage you to check out some of our other hostel locations around the world. Best wishes and safe travels!

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Self-Serve Laundry
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$50 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Price range
$50 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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June 8, 2018|
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Response from Jennefer N | Reviewed this property |
I took the Air Train JFK to Howard Beach then transferred to the A Line(blue) to Columbus Circle (59St)This was an express train and still took about 1hr 20 mins.From here transfer to Line 1(Red line) and exit at 103 St... More
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Stuti S
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Jennefer N | Reviewed this property |
It is 8 subway stations to Times Square from the Hostel subway station which is 103rd St on Line 1 which is the Red Line.I think it is too far to walk
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Becky T
April 21, 2018|
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Response from rinieva | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about the availability of fridge in the dorm room. When I stayed there in 10 beds dorm room there wasn’t fridge, but you can store your things in the fridge located at the kitchen. Of course you have to label it... More
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"4 bed dorms are difficult to book, but the most private."
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"I was in dorms and they are clean and comfortable each with their own charging stations."
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"I went for cheaper 10-bed dorm, but it was not full and it was spacious and well laid out."
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"Take a sweater in case it gets cold in the room overnight"
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